Vitter Comments on Failure of ‘Top Kill’ Effort

June 1, 2010

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today released the following statement after the announcement that the “top kill” effort to stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico had failed:


“Obviously, this news is enormously disappointing, frustrating – maddening. BP, in consultation with experts worldwide, must immediately begin their next closure attempt. And the president must make the important changes in the federal effort at coastal and marsh protection that we urged on him yesterday. That federal response must be turned around immediately, starting with full federal approval of our entire emergency dredging/barrier island plan,” said Vitter.

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